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Hey Americans! What is your family ancestry/lineage?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Holy War, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    My mom's side has been here since the 1700s and they all came from Germany, settling in Pittsburgh. Strangely enough, they all seemed to breed with German Americans as well (not a hard thing to do in PA) up until my mom haha. She married a 1st generation British American, my dad and together they had me. My dad's parents came to the US during the Battle of Britain to escape all the London bombings and settled in the Bronx.

    With maybe a few exceptions here and there, Im pretty much 50% German and 50% English.

    What about you!? :hyper:
  2. I can only go back 2 generations with any accuracy right now:

    Mom's side: German & Polish
    Dad's side: Welsh & Seminole Indian
  3. MadMan118


    Jan 10, 2008
    Vallejo, CA
    Third Generation Japanese American.
  4. Moms side- Irish and Italian
    Dads side- Irish and German
  5. English, Welsh, Scottish & a touch of German. Sunlight-starved, potato-eating coal miner stock, and I live in sunny California. :cool:
  6. Well, depending on WHERE in NorCal you are, it might not be QUITE so sunny, based on my experiences...

  7. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    Paternal: German, arrived 1600's in Philadelphia
    Maternal: Italian, arrived early 1900's from Calabria

    My parents matched up in a southern West Virginia coal camp

    edit: I am a distant grandson of Matthias "Tice" Harman who was the militia leader amd frontiersman who lead the settlers against the Indians during the Jeannie Wiley kidnapping incident. Tice was known to the Indians as "the little devil with the big nose".
  8. Not American, but I think I can post ITT:

    Mom's side(straight outta europe): 50% Dutch and 50% Swiss

    Dad's side: 50% French Canadain and 50% Ukranian

    All I know in terms of histroy is that the French Canadain blood goes, according to my dad: "Back to when being French Canadian meant being a lumberjack in northern Quebec."
  9. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    Canada is just as much a part of America as the United States is a part of America :D
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  10. LOL okay. I assumed you meant "Citizens of the United States of America". I've never heard the term "American" used to refer to both Canadians and uh... United Statesians? :p
  11. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I think I'm something like 25% German, 75% English. boring, I know.
  12. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Father's side: Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, German, Hungarian, and Dutch.

    Mother's side: Scottish, Choctaw, and nobody knows what else because the family records were lost in a fire long ago, and her parents didn't mention much to her about their family history (and they're dead now).
  13. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    In descending order: Dutch, Scottish, Irish, English, and German.
  14. moms side Irish and English
    dads side Puerto Rican

    because of the Irish was forced to move away from Ireland some time in the 18th century, and the fact that Puerto Rico is an Island in the Caribbean I always claim to be a pirate. even though my parents met in NJ in the 1960's
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  15. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    Paternal: 50% russian jew, 50% german jew.
    Maternal: Mostly English and Spanish.
  16. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I don't even know for sure.

    Definitely Dutch on my mom's side and German on my Dad's side but beyond that there's British, Portuguese and Italian for sure and probably more.
  17. AnchorHoy


    Dec 29, 2008
    New Jersey

    Both sides - dating back the better part of a Millenium

    Mostly due to the fact that I'm only a first-generation American. All of my nieces and nephews are much more typical Americans, with mixed lineage
  18. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Republic of Texas. :D

  19. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works

    I'm a white guy from New Jersey .... ;)

    Both sides been here a long time, primarily English .... :cool:
  20. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    cherokee, italian, austrian, german, etc...etc...

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